Teen Driver Safety

Aug
19
2016

The Realties of Driving Today, Part 2

By Andy Pilgrim

People ask me all the time how I think the U.S. can significantly cut driving deaths and injuries.  It’s a bit like asking how we can make our government in Washington D.C. more efficient and less costly: it’s complicated.

The sad truth is way too many people are killed on U.S. roads, whether it involves motor vehicles, pedestrians or cyclists. 2016 is looking to be the worst year for traffic fatalities and injuries in decades. 

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Aug
5
2016

Vehicle Monitoring Technology

By DriveitHOME

If you’ve been following DriveitHOME for even a short while, you probably know our main mantra: Stay Involved with Your Teen Driver. Among other things, that means riding as a passenger with your teen regularly—at least 30 minutes a week (or an hour, if you can swing it)—to check on their progress. But what about the rest of the time they’re on the road and you’re not there?

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Feb
17
2016

Sobering Stats: Motor Vehicle Deaths up in 2015

By DriveitHOME

Today, the National Safety Council released preliminary estimates indicating that motor vehicle deaths increased by 8 percent last year over the 2014 numbers. The numbers may not immediately register with you, but the most important take-away is that this is the largest year-over-year increase in 50 years.

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Aug
21
2015

Tips for Teen Roadside Survival

By Walt Brinker

Hello, my name is Walt Brinker. My hobby is assisting stranded motorists, which I have done free-of-charge over 2,000 times. Empowering drivers to prevent and contend with breakdowns has become my crusade. My book, Roadside Survival: Low-Tech Solutions to Automobile Breakdowns, is full of easy-to-read wisdom and advice for all drivers, new and experienced. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, especially with teen drivers.

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Sep
24
2013

Parents, how are your teens driving?

By DriveitHOME

Every parent wants to believe his or her child always follows the rules and obeys the law. This includes the rules of the road. A new study from State Farm reveals that’s not the case.

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Sep
19
2013

Take the pledge and drive text free

By DriveitHOME

We all know text messaging is teens’ preferred method of communication, but texting is one of the most dangerous things drivers can do. Reading or sending text messages – or emails – while driving can increase crash risk by at least 8 percent. NSC actually estimates 100,000 crashes each year involve drivers who were texting. Teens already have high crash risk – three times that of more experienced drivers – so teen drivers really need to heed the statistics and put their cell phones away.

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Sep
10
2013

Video: Potato Boy

By DriveitHOME

Teens know a lot about many things. Driving really isn’t one of them. Learn how to coach your teen drivers at driveithome.org.

Check out the DriveitHOME YouTube channel for more videos.

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Sep
5
2013

Get your copy of Not So Fast

By DriveitHOME

Parents with teen drivers should consider taking a trip to the book store (sit shotgun and let your teen drive if he or she is old enough!) and pick up a copy of  Not So Fastnow on shelves.

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Sep
3
2013

Teen driver safety: a year-round commitment

By DriveitHOME

Labor Day marked the end of the period known as the 100 deadliest days on the roads for teens. Based on historical trends, as many as 1,500 people may have been killed in preventable young driver-related crashes since Memorial Day. Many parents understand the additional dangers their already vulnerable teen drivers face during this deadly time of the year. Many parents become extra vigilant in an effort to protect their teens. That vigilance must continue all year.

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Aug
27
2013

Guest post: 18 and licensed, but still at risk

By DriveitHOME

Pam Fischer is the leader of the New Jersey Teen Safe Driving Coalition. Pam writes a blog about teen driving issues for Patch.com websites throughout New Jersey. Here is her Aug. 18 post about her 18-year-old son receiving his unrestricted driver’s license.

 

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